Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Horror Movie

Day 14: A "deadly" or "dangerous" poem. Oooooh, fun. In thinking of all things scary, I started to think of today's average horror movie. Most people that know me, know I'm a fan of the classic monster movies: "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi, "Frankenstien" with Boris Karloff and all those early black and white films. I know a lot of people like today's slasher movies, and hey, whatever floats your boat, but really, the victims are not the brightest light bulbs in the box. So with that thought....a narrative, in tanka form.

Horror Movie

Late night, home alone
A howling sound, heard outside
The storm is raging
And bad news! The phone is dead!
No one will hear if you scream.

And then, a pounding
At the door makes your heart stop.
You slowly get up
And walk over to the door.
Opening it, you look out.

Seeing no one there,
You step out into the rain...
Where a big monster
Eats you up alive, because

Caren E. Salas

 photo: (Blair Witch Project)

1 comment:

  1. In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.